Notice of Passing, proposed Official Plan Amendment, Downtown Oakville Growth Area

Wed, 20 Dec 2017

42.15.54, Ward 3

On Tuesday December 5, 2017 Town Council passed By-law By-law 2017-120, which adopted Official Plan Amendment 19, under section 17(23), of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended at its meeting that commenced on December 4, 2017 and was completed December 5, 2017.

The purpose of the proposed official plan amendment is to modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan pertaining to the Downtown Oakville Growth Area to implement the findings of the Downtown Oakville Growth Area Review.

The effect of the proposed amendment includes changes to:

  • enhance clarity and intent through housekeeping amendments;
  • update the description, goal, objectives, development concept and functional policies to clarify intent and to reflect various policy changes throughout
  • update the policy language for expressing growth targets as a minimum planned density to be determined as part of future conformity matters
  • introduce new and revised urban design policies to enhance existing objectives;
  • introduce a new urban design schedule to illustrate urban design elements including: primary streets, secondary streets, flexible streets, urban squares, and gateways;
  • replace the Central Business District designation with mix use designations, including Urban Core, Urban Centre, Main Street 2 and Main Street 1;
  • introduce bonusing permissions in certain Main Street 1 and Main Street 2 designation locations;
  • permit stand-alone uses in certain contexts;
  • extend the Downtown Oakville Growth Area boundary to the Sixteen Mile Creek in the north west and redesignate the area to Waterfront Open Space;
  • introduce new natural heritage policies;
  • introduce the Greenbelt Urban River Valley to the lands subject to the new Greenbelt Plan (2017); and,
  • update the Downtown Oakville Land Use Schedule and South East Land Use Schedule accordingly.

The proposed amendment will result in changes to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan:

  • Section 25 (Downtown Oakville);
  • Schedule A1 – Urban Structure;
  • Schedule Q– Downtown Oakville Land Use; and,
  • Schedule G – South East Land Use.

Downtown Oakville Growth Area ("subject lands") as identified on the map below.

These lands are also subject to Randall Rose Homes Corp. – 300 Randall Street – 24CDM-17006/1613; and 2524151 Ontario Inc. – 332-338 Robinson Street – SP. 1713.043/01

Council’s decision reflects the written submissions received from the public and they have been appropriately addressed.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address, fax number or email address) is made to the Manager of Planning Policy for the Regional Municipality of Halton at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1.

The Director of Planning Services and Chief Planning Official for the Regional Municipality of Halton at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1 is the approval authority to which these proposed official plan amendments will be submitted for approval.

The public may view planning documents and background material at the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at the Downtown Oakville Growth Area Review page.

Questions may be directed to:

Lesley Gill Woods
Policy Planner
Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY 905-338-4200)

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and can form part of the public record which may be released to the public.